Dune (2020)

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IMHO, some things are just “unfilmable”. This is one of them.

This is the third try, all by quality people with lots of money. Not counting several aborted other attempts.

If you have read the books then you can find enjoyment in seeing scenes on video that you have read about. However a person with no knowledge of the novels is just going to see a confused series of seemingly unrelated events.

I remember going to the movies to see the 1984 movie and the ticket taker was handing out a 8 1/2 by 14 “guide” with small print on both sides of stuff you had to already know to understand the movie.
 
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I had intended to reread the book but never got around to it. Eventually.....

The opening credit, Dune Part 1, shows this was intended to be multiple movies. I agree with other comments that waiting 2 years for the next installment is awful. Think maybe they are shooting themselves in the foot with this strategy.

The Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are awesome. I enjoyed it overall. I do think it might have been more difficult to follow it you aren't already familiar with the story.

How many will even remember 2 years from now?
 

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3 movies to cover the original trilogy of novels...makes sense. 2 years apart is a bit extreme though, I agree...
Except the first movie only makes it roughly halfway through the first novel. And yeah, two years between movies will be hard to take. If they re-released Part 1 a fortnight before Part 2, that would be a nice touch.
 

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:D The 1984 version has an extended cut that's close to 3 hours...
2 hours and 56 minutes, I just watched that when I was flying 3 weeks ago ( made a rip off the DVD to go on my Pro), it is awful but more watchable then the current one, it is also easier to follow the story, maybe because we can hear every character’s thoughts to help explain the story.
 
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Watched again last night with my ladyfriend at her request. She normally doesn't care for Science Fiction but she said she really enjoyed it. Caught a few things I didn't notice the first time through so worth a second watch. Her system doesn't do Dolby Vision or Atmos so I did miss that.

The two year wait is a serious mistake.
 
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The studios don't like risk, especially on epic-sized movies like Dune, so they likely wanted to see how it does at the box office before they green-lit part 2. Otherwise, if they know a movie sequel will do well, they'll often green-light filming consequently or concurrently (such as Back To The Future, Parts 2 and 3)...
 
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